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Is there such a thing as too much mwah?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ncapone, Jan 12, 2014.


  1. ncapone

    ncapone

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    If your action is set low enough that every note mwahs all the time, could that be a bad thing?
     
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Playing technique should be able to adjust for that, along with some tone roll off.

    If you want to hear lots of mwah check out a Rick Turner Renaissance bass!
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Absolutely there can be too much of it! I'm rather annoyed by "mwah," personally. I'm more of a "blang" fan.
     
  4. ncapone

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    You're right. That does have a lot of mwah!
     
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Is that what you have? I used to own a RB5FL but now I have a RB4FL. :cool:
     
  7. ncapone

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    No, I'm using a Jazz Bass. Seemed extra mwah-y tonight.
     
  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    It's almost Full Mwah, you know? :bag:
     
  9. CDweller

    CDweller Supporting Member

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    I just got my John Kallas fretless Jazz back from Michael Pedula, who coated the formerly bare ebony fingerboard. I need more mwah. How can I get that?
     
  10. FretlessMainly

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    Love it! I like mwah in certain situations, but I really like higher action, so I get my mwah when I want it by forcing it out of the notes with a slide or vibrato rather than by letting the instrument do it for me. So, it's more of a growl than a mwah, but who wants to bicker about the definition of those terms?

    But too much mwah can be cloying, unless you're doing a recording for the weather channel or Otis Elevator Corp. Well, it's still cloying in that context, but at least it's genre-appropriate. :smug:
     

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